Arsenal Football Club is a competitive youth soccer club in Western Pennsylvania.
We provide professional training in alignment with U.S. Soccer’s philosophy and approach.
Founded in 2001, we attract committed and talented players by delivering a quality program created and executed by licensed and experienced coaches.
Our progressive player pool philosophy ensures players are challenged to train and play outside their comfort zones.
Our top priority is player development.
We enable players to reach their maximum potential and realize their soccer goals. Whether a player’s goal is to play professionally, collegiately or at another level, we are the vehicle to help players get there while learning to love and respect the game, their teammates, referees and opponents.
We are committed to teaching a sustainable, attractive style of soccer, one that enforces good habits from an early age and yields consistent results in latter years.
In the spirit of a true club, we aim to provide a home and an appropriate competitive level for any player who wants to play. We strive to improve our players rather than actively recruiting from neighboring clubs.
The Developmental Pyramid, outlining the pathway, is designed to guide players along each step of their player development journey.
From the grassroots phase where players develop a love and understanding of the game, to the Academy level where players are prepared for the life of competitive collegiate, professional or adult soccer, the programming at each phase is tailored to include age- and ability-appropriate challenges.
The Developmental Pyramid identifies and provides opportunities for players of all abilities and aspirations to enjoy their soccer using our fluid player pool philosophy.
For a player to be successful in our club, they must accept that player development is a long process and patience is a requirement. As players mature, their performances tend to ebb and flow.
We pride ourselves in evaluating players throughout the year and placing them in the appropriate environments based on their needs at that moment.
As a part of Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh, here is what you can expect.
We provide a home for soccer players to develop their skills, realize their potential and grow their character in a competitive soccer atmosphere.
We aim to develop and improve the game of soccer by facilitating the development of the individual player, coach and team.
We hope that players and their families will look back with fondness on their time with the Club as one of challenge, growth, fun and friendship.